Re: So Cal curly girls! Any Deva salons out there?
When I lived in Huntington Beach, it was relatively easy to get to the Vidal Sassoon Academy for haircut; I've always gotten great results there and even if they don't treat each curl group on an individual basis, Vidal Sassoon has always shown respect for my curl. I've had too many stylists in the past try to talk me into straightening my hair now why the hell! would I want to do that? Now that I'm living inland, it's much more an excursion to get to downtown Santa Monica so I was very happy to find a salon not too far away from me with a Deva trained stylist.
My appt. was yesterday; the stylist was very good, taking the time to explain the process and giving me new tips I'd never heard of to manage curly hair. The biggest challenge for naturally curly hair is frizz prevention. She recommended using a t-shirt or cotton diapers to dry my hair after the shower and sure enough, she actually used cotton diapers to blot my hair dry after she cut it dry going into each "curl group" then shampooed/conditioned afterwards [with Deva products]. I have to admit it looked great immediately after, but it'll take me a few days to see how my hair falls after the cut. Crossing my fingers I'll like it! Still not sure about the T-shirt thing, today I used my standard terry turban.